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Thornton Lee

Thornton Starr Lee (Lefty)

Position: Pitcher
Bats: Left, Throws: Left
Height: 6' 3", Weight: 205 lb.

Born: September 13, 1906 in Sonoma, CA
School: California Polytechnic State University, San Luis Obispo (San Luis Obispo, CA) (All Transactions)
Debut: September 19, 1933 (Age 27.006)
Rookie Status: Exceeded rookie limits during 1934 season [*]
Teams (by GP): WhiteSox/Indians/Giants 1933-1948

Final Game: June 18, 1948 (Age 41.279)
Died: June 9, 1997 in Tucson, AZ
Relatives: Father of Don Lee
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Fine Details  · Last updated Sep 21, 2014 7:17AM
All-Time Rank (among pitchers): #371. Darryl Kile… #372. Willis Hudlin… #373. Charlie Ferguson… #374. THORNTON LEE… #375. Doug Jones… #376. Mudcat Grant… #377. Tim Lincecum… 

Standard Pitching

More Stats

Year Age Tm Lg W L W-L% ERA G GS GF CG SHO SV IP H R ER HR BB IBB SO HBP BK WP BF ERA+ FIP WHIP H9 HR9 BB9 SO9 SO/W Awards
1933 26 CLE AL 1 1 .500 4.15 3 2 0 2 0 0 17.1 13 9 8 1 11 7 0 0 0 75 110 4.64 1.385 6.8 0.5 5.7 3.6 0.64
1934 27 CLE AL 1 1 .500 5.04 24 6 6 0 0 0 85.2 105 57 48 8 44 41 3 1 1 400 90 5.02 1.739 11.0 0.8 4.6 4.3 0.93
1935 28 CLE AL 7 10 .412 4.04 32 20 9 8 1 1 180.2 179 90 81 6 71 81 4 1 1 783 112 3.84 1.384 8.9 0.3 3.5 4.0 1.14
1936 29 CLE AL 3 5 .375 4.89 43 8 13 2 0 3 127.0 138 86 69 2 67 49 2 2 3 584 105 4.33 1.614 9.8 0.1 4.7 3.5 0.73
1937 30 CHW AL 12 10 .545 3.52 30 25 4 13 2 0 204.2 209 91 80 16 60 80 1 0 1 876 132 4.17 1.314 9.2 0.7 2.6 3.5 1.33
1938 31 CHW AL 13 12 .520 3.49 33 30 3 18 1 1 245.1 252 123 95 12 94 77 3 0 2 1074 142 4.12 1.410 9.2 0.4 3.4 2.8 0.82
1939 32 CHW AL 15 11 .577 4.21 33 29 4 15 2 3 235.0 260 121 110 15 70 81 3 1 2 1008 113 4.05 1.404 10.0 0.6 2.7 3.1 1.16
1940 33 CHW AL 12 13 .480 3.47 28 27 0 24 1 0 228.0 223 100 88 13 56 87 2 1 4 948 128 3.58 1.224 8.8 0.5 2.2 3.4 1.55
1941 ★ 34 CHW AL 22 11 .667 2.37 35 34 1 30 3 1 300.1 258 98 79 18 92 130 4 0 2 1224 174 3.54 1.165 7.7 0.5 2.8 3.9 1.41 AS,MVP-4
1942 35 CHW AL 2 6 .250 3.32 11 8 3 6 1 0 76.0 82 38 28 4 31 25 2 0 2 334 109 3.75 1.487 9.7 0.5 3.7 3.0 0.81
1943 36 CHW AL 5 9 .357 4.18 19 19 0 7 1 0 127.0 129 66 59 8 50 35 4 0 0 550 79 3.95 1.409 9.1 0.6 3.5 2.5 0.70
1944 37 CHW AL 3 9 .250 3.02 15 14 1 6 0 0 113.1 105 51 38 3 25 39 1 0 2 461 113 2.88 1.147 8.3 0.2 2.0 3.1 1.56
1945 38 CHW AL 15 12 .556 2.44 29 28 1 19 1 0 228.1 208 81 62 7 76 108 10 1 1 951 135 3.12 1.244 8.2 0.3 3.0 4.3 1.42
1946 39 CHW AL 2 4 .333 3.53 7 7 0 2 0 0 43.1 39 24 17 1 23 23 1 0 2 187 97 3.29 1.431 8.1 0.2 4.8 4.8 1.00
1947 40 CHW AL 3 7 .300 4.47 21 11 5 2 1 1 86.2 86 50 43 5 56 57 2 0 1 394 82 3.94 1.638 8.9 0.5 5.8 5.9 1.02
1948 41 NYG NL 1 3 .250 4.41 11 4 0 1 0 0 32.2 41 20 16 3 12 17 1 0 0 150 91 4.00 1.622 11.3 0.8 3.3 4.7 1.42
16 Yrs 117 124 .485 3.56 374 272 50 155 14 10 2331.1 2327 1105 921 122 838 937 43 7 24 9999 119 3.81 1.358 9.0 0.5 3.2 3.6 1.12
162 Game Avg. 12 13 .485 3.56 39 29 5 16 1 1 245 245 116 97 13 88 99 5 1 3 1053 119 3.81 1.358 9.0 0.5 3.2 3.6 1.12
CHW (11 yrs) 104 104 .500 3.33 261 232 22 142 13 6 1888.0 1851 843 699 102 633 742 33 3 19 8007 124 3.71 1.316 8.8 0.5 3.0 3.5 1.17
CLE (4 yrs) 12 17 .414 4.51 102 36 28 12 1 4 410.2 435 242 206 17 193 178 9 4 5 1842 104 4.27 1.529 9.5 0.4 4.2 3.9 0.92
NYG (1 yr) 1 3 .250 4.41 11 4 0 1 0 0 32.2 41 20 16 3 12 17 1 0 0 150 91 4.00 1.622 11.3 0.8 3.3 4.7 1.42
AL (15 yrs) 116 121 .489 3.54 363 268 50 154 14 10 2298.2 2286 1085 905 119 826 920 42 7 24 9849 120 3.81 1.354 9.0 0.5 3.2 3.6 1.11
NL (1 yr) 1 3 .250 4.41 11 4 0 1 0 0 32.2 41 20 16 3 12 17 1 0 0 150 91 4.00 1.622 11.3 0.8 3.3 4.7 1.42
Hold your mouse over the values in the Saves, ERA, or FIP columns for additional information.

Player Value--Pitchers

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg IP G GS R RA9 RA9opp RA9def RA9role PPFp RA9avg RAA WAA gmLI WAAadj WAR RAR waaWL% 162WL% Salary Awards
1933 26 CLE AL 17.1 3 2 9 4.67 4.62 0.09 0.00 107.9 4.89 0 0.0 1.0 -0.0 0.2 2 .509 .500 $3,000
1934 27 CLE AL 85.2 24 6 57 5.99 5.61 0.05 0.00 97.1 5.40 -6 -0.5 1.0 -0.0 0.3 5 .477 .497 $3,000
1935 28 CLE AL 180.2 32 20 90 4.48 5.13 0.11 0.00 102.9 5.16 14 1.3 1.0 -0.1 3.1 35 .542 .508 $3,000
1936 29 CLE AL 127.0 43 8 86 6.09 6.04 -0.16 0.00 100.4 6.23 1 0.1 1.0 -0.1 1.3 18 .502 .500 $5,000
1937 30 CHW AL 204.2 30 25 91 4.00 5.62 0.34 0.00 98.7 5.21 27 2.7 1.0 -0.1 4.5 51 .589 .516 $5,500
1938 31 CHW AL 245.1 33 30 123 4.51 5.82 0.02 0.00 100.3 5.82 33 3.1 1.0 -0.1 5.4 65 .595 .519 $8,500
1939 32 CHW AL 235.0 33 29 121 4.63 5.41 0.08 0.00 101.8 5.42 18 1.8 1.0 -0.2 3.9 48 .553 .511 $10,000
1940 33 CHW AL 228.0 28 27 100 3.95 5.09 0.22 0.00 97.8 4.76 19 1.9 1.0 -0.2 3.9 45 .568 .512 $10,500
1941 ★ 34 CHW AL 300.1 35 34 98 2.94 4.89 0.14 0.00 98.3 4.67 56 6.1 1.0 -0.2 8.7 88 .675 .538 $9,500 AS,MVP-4
1942 35 CHW AL 76.0 11 8 38 4.50 3.95 0.08 0.00 98.1 3.79 -6 -0.7 1.0 -0.1 -0.1 -0 .440 .496 $15,000
1943 36 CHW AL 127.0 19 19 66 4.68 3.93 0.08 0.00 101.1 3.89 -12 -1.3 -0.1 -0.4 -3 .433 .492 $8,500
1944 37 CHW AL 113.1 15 14 51 4.05 4.23 0.05 0.00 97.9 4.09 0 0.0 1.0 -0.1 0.8 9 .502 .500 $7,000
1945 38 CHW AL 228.1 29 28 81 3.19 3.92 -0.11 0.00 96.5 3.89 18 2.2 1.0 -0.2 3.9 33 .577 .514 $7,000
1946 39 CHW AL 43.1 7 7 24 4.98 4.43 0.14 0.00 100.2 4.30 -3 -0.4 -0.0 -0.0 -0 .449 .498
1947 40 CHW AL 86.2 21 11 50 5.19 4.44 0.05 0.00 97.9 4.30 -8 -0.9 1.6 -0.1 -0.3 -2 .458 .495
1948 41 NYG NL 32.2 11 4 20 5.51 4.26 -0.02 0.00 99.4 4.26 -5 -0.5 1.1 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .458 .497
16 Seasons 2331.1 374 272 1105 4.27 4.98 0.08 0.00 99.3 4.87 146 15.1 1.1 -1.6 35.0 392 .540 .509 $95,500
CHW (11 yrs) 1888.0 261 232 843 4.02 4.89 0.10 0.00 98.9 4.74 142 14.7 1.2 -1.3 30.3 333 .556 .512 $81,500
CLE (4 yrs) 410.2 102 36 242 5.30 5.49 0.01 0.00 101.2 5.53 9 0.9 1.0 -0.3 4.9 60 .509 .502 $14,000
NYG (1 yr) 32.2 11 4 20 5.51 4.26 -0.02 0.00 99.4 4.26 -5 -0.5 1.1 -0.0 -0.1 -1 .458 .497

Standard Batting

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Year Age Tm Lg G PA AB R H 2B 3B HR RBI SB CS BB SO BA OBP SLG OPS OPS+ TB GDP HBP SH SF IBB Pos Awards
1933 26 CLE AL 3 8 8 2 3 0 1 0 3 0 0 0 2 .375 .375 .625 1.000 156 5 0 0 /1
1934 27 CLE AL 24 22 21 1 2 1 0 0 1 0 0 1 11 .095 .136 .143 .279 -28 3 0 0 1
1935 28 CLE AL 32 68 61 6 12 2 0 0 7 0 0 3 17 .197 .246 .230 .476 23 14 1 3 1
1936 29 CLE AL 43 44 41 3 5 0 0 0 1 0 0 3 12 .122 .182 .122 .304 -25 5 0 0 1
1937 30 CHW AL 30 77 71 5 15 3 2 0 4 0 0 1 16 .211 .222 .310 .532 33 22 0 5 1
1938 31 CHW AL 34 101 97 14 25 3 1 4 16 0 0 0 23 .258 .258 .433 .691 68 42 0 4 1
1939 32 CHW AL 33 95 91 8 15 3 0 0 4 0 0 4 18 .165 .200 .198 .398 1 18 2 0 0 1
1940 33 CHW AL 28 93 84 7 23 4 0 0 5 0 0 4 30 .274 .307 .321 .628 62 27 2 0 5 1
1941 ★ 34 CHW AL 35 119 114 7 29 5 0 0 8 0 0 4 20 .254 .280 .298 .578 53 34 4 0 1 1 AS,MVP-4
1942 35 CHW AL 11 30 30 0 6 2 0 0 2 0 0 0 10 .200 .200 .267 .467 32 8 2 0 0 1
1943 36 CHW AL 19 43 42 1 3 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 8 .071 .071 .071 .143 -58 3 0 0 1 1
1944 37 CHW AL 15 43 42 2 4 0 0 0 2 0 0 0 8 .095 .095 .095 .190 -45 4 3 0 1 1
1945 38 CHW AL 29 85 78 6 14 1 0 0 6 0 0 5 15 .179 .229 .192 .421 24 15 7 0 2 1
1946 39 CHW AL 7 15 15 0 4 0 0 0 3 0 0 0 4 .267 .267 .267 .533 52 4 1 0 0 /1
1947 40 CHW AL 21 31 29 0 6 0 0 0 1 0 0 2 11 .207 .258 .207 .465 33 6 0 0 0 1
1948 41 NYG NL 11 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .091 .091 .091 .182 -51 1 2 0 0 1
16 Yrs 375 885 835 63 167 24 4 4 66 0 0 27 208 .200 .226 .253 .479 26 211 23 1 22
162 Game Avg. 162 382 361 27 72 10 2 2 29 0 12 90 .200 .226 .253 .479 26 91 0 10
CHW (11 yrs) 262 732 693 50 144 21 3 4 54 0 0 20 163 .208 .230 .264 .494 31 183 21 0 19
CLE (4 yrs) 102 142 131 12 22 3 1 0 12 0 0 7 42 .168 .216 .206 .422 7 27 1 3
NYG (1 yr) 11 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .091 .091 .091 .182 -51 1 2 0 0
AL (15 yrs) 364 874 824 62 166 24 4 4 66 0 0 27 205 .201 .228 .255 .483 27 210 21 1 22
NL (1 yr) 11 11 11 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0 3 .091 .091 .091 .182 -51 1 2 0 0

Player Value--Batters

WAR Explained (v2.2): 8+ MVP, 5+ A-S, 2+ Starter, 0-2 Sub, < 0 Repl
Year Age Tm Lg G PA Rbat Rbaser Rdp Rfield Rpos RAA WAA Rrep RAR WAR waaWL% 162WL% oWAR dWAR oRAR Salary Pos Awards
1933 26 CLE AL 3 8 0 0 0 0 1 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .539 .501 0.1 0.0 1 $3,000 /1
1934 27 CLE AL 24 22 -4 0 0 0 2 -2 -0.2 0 -2 -0.2 .492 .499 -0.2 0.0 -2 $3,000 1
1935 28 CLE AL 32 68 -8 0 0 0 7 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .497 .499 -0.1 -0.0 -1 $3,000 1
1936 29 CLE AL 43 44 -9 0 0 0 5 -4 -0.3 0 -4 -0.3 .492 .498 -0.3 0.0 -4 $5,000 1
1937 30 CHW AL 30 77 -9 0 0 0 8 -0 -0.0 0 -0 -0.0 .500 .500 -0.0 0.0 -0 $5,500 1
1938 31 CHW AL 34 101 -7 0 0 0 12 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .513 .503 0.4 0.0 5 $8,500 1
1939 32 CHW AL 33 95 -14 0 0 0 10 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .489 .498 -0.4 0.0 -4 $10,000 1
1940 33 CHW AL 28 93 -6 0 0 0 10 5 0.4 0 5 0.4 .516 .503 0.4 0.0 5 $10,500 1
1941 ★ 34 CHW AL 35 119 -8 0 0 0 13 5 0.5 0 5 0.5 .515 .503 0.5 0.0 5 $9,500 1 AS,MVP-4
1942 35 CHW AL 11 30 -3 0 0 0 3 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .502 .500 0.0 0.0 0 $15,000 1
1943 36 CHW AL 19 43 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.5 0 -4 -0.5 .474 .497 -0.5 0.0 -4 $8,500 1
1944 37 CHW AL 15 43 -8 0 0 0 4 -4 -0.4 0 -4 -0.4 .473 .497 -0.4 0.0 -4 $7,000 1
1945 38 CHW AL 29 85 -7 0 0 0 8 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 .501 .500 0.0 -0.0 0 $7,000 1
1946 39 CHW AL 7 15 -1 0 0 0 1 0 0.1 0 0 0.1 .508 .500 0.1 0.0 0 /1
1947 40 CHW AL 21 31 -3 0 0 0 3 1 0.1 0 1 0.1 .504 .501 0.1 -0.0 1 1
1948 41 NYG NL 11 11 -2 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1 1
16 Seasons 375 885 -95 1 -0 0 93 -2 -0.3 0 -2 -0.3 .499 .500 -0.3 0.0 -2 $95,500
CHW (11 yrs) 262 732 -72 1 0 0 77 5 0.3 0 5 0.3 .501 .500 0.3 0.0 5 $81,500
CLE (4 yrs) 102 142 -21 0 0 0 15 -5 -0.5 0 -5 -0.5 .495 .499 -0.5 -0.0 -5 $14,000
NYG (1 yr) 11 11 -2 0 -0 0 1 -1 -0.1 0 -1 -0.1 .489 .499 -0.1 0.0 -1

Standard Fielding

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Year Tm Lg Age Pos G GS CG Inn Ch PO A E DP Fld% RF/9 RF/G lgFld% lgRF9 lgRFG SB CS CS% lgCS% PO Awards
1933 CLE AL 26 P 3 2 2 17.1 3 0 3 0 0 1.000 1.56 1.00 .960 2.28 2.27
1934 CLE AL 27 P 24 6 0 85.2 24 4 18 2 1 .917 2.31 0.92 .956 2.14 2.11
1935 CLE AL 28 P 32 20 8 180.2 55 11 41 3 3 .945 2.59 1.63 .949 2.15 2.14
1936 CLE AL 29 P 43 8 2 127.0 40 3 35 2 0 .950 2.69 0.88 .956 1.99 1.96
1937 CHW AL 30 P 30 25 13 204.2 46 9 34 3 0 .935 1.89 1.43 .954 2.05 2.01
1938 CHW AL 31 P 33 30 18 245.1 52 1 46 5 2 .904 1.72 1.42 .952 2.11 2.06
1939 CHW AL 32 P 33 29 15 235.0 53 6 45 2 0 .962 1.95 1.55 .951 1.92 1.89
1940 CHW AL 33 P 28 27 24 228.0 40 5 31 4 2 .900 1.42 1.29 .956 2.04 2.01 2 2 50% 0
1941 CHW AL 34 P 35 34 30 300.1 67 10 52 5 2 .925 1.86 1.77 .960 2.14 2.11 1 5 83% 0 AS,MVP-4
1942 CHW AL 35 P 11 8 6 76.0 9 1 7 1 2 .889 0.95 0.73 .957 2.31 2.30 0 0 0
1943 CHW AL 36 P 19 19 7 127.0 23 3 17 3 1 .870 1.42 1.05 .963 2.27 2.30
1944 CHW AL 37 P 15 14 6 113.1 37 3 32 2 2 .946 2.78 2.33 .960 2.09 2.10 0 0 0
1945 CHW AL 38 P 29 28 19 228.1 46 6 38 2 4 .957 1.73 1.52 .955 2.24 2.23 3 3 50% 0
1946 CHW AL 39 P 7 7 2 43.1 9 0 7 2 1 .778 1.45 1.00 .951 2.01 1.99 0 0 0
1947 CHW AL 40 P 21 11 2 86.2 21 4 15 2 1 .905 1.97 0.90 .955 1.92 1.90 1 1 50% 50% 0
1948 NYG NL 41 P 11 4 1 32.2 8 1 7 0 0 1.000 2.20 0.73 .962 2.12 2.08 0 1 100% 0
16 Seasons P 374 272 155 2331.1 533 67 428 38 21 .929 1.91 1.32 .955 2.10 2.07 7 12 63% 5% 0
16 Seasons TOT 374 272 155 2331.1 533 67 428 38 21 .929 1.91 1.32 .955 2.10 2.07 7 12 63% 5% 0
Note: Complete player games played data.
Fielding stats are a combination of official records and RetroSheet records. Both are likely to have substantial errors and will not match perfectly.
View Complete Notes on Fielding Data
Leagues historically made no effort to balance team, league, and player fielding stats. Since 1990 or so, computers have made this feasible, but prior to that there are hundreds or thousands of discrepancies each year in games played (even whether a player played a position), putouts, assists, double plays and errors.
  • Pre-1938 SB & CS data for catchers is estimated from catcher assists, games started and opposition stolen bases.
  • From 1938 on SB, CS, Pickoff, & WP data for catchers and pitchers is taken from play-by-play accounts in the retrosheet files. There are several hundred games without pbp from 1938 to 1973 and for those we may not have any data.
  • CG & GS come from the retrosheet data and should be complete and pretty accurate from 1914 on.
  • Innings played (like SB and CS) come from the retrosheet play-by-play data and should be considered mostly complete from 1938 to 1973 and complete from then on.
  • Stats (PO,A,G, etc) for LF-CF-RF positions (since 1914) is taken from play-by-play or box score data as available.
  • Stats (PO,A,G,etc) for C,P,1B,2B,3B,SS,OF positions is taken from the official reported totals and may have been corrected at various times since their publication.
  • For detailed information on which games retrosheet is missing play-by-play from 1938 to 1973, please see their most wanted games list
  • For detailed information on the availability of data on this site by year, see our data coverage page

Appearances on Leader Boards, Awards, and Honors

Stats are Year-Value-Rank · Glossary

All-Star Games
1941 *
1945--not played

MVP (yr lg (rk, shr))
1941 AL (4, 43%)
0.43 Career Shares (498th)

Wins Above Replacements c a p y
1938 AL  5.9 (6th)
1941 AL  9.2 (2nd)

WAR for Pitcherss c a p y
1937 AL  4.5 (7th)
1938 AL  5.4 (1st)
1940 AL  3.9 (10th)
1941 AL  8.7 (1st)
1945 AL  3.9 (5th)
Career  35.0 (209th)

Earned Run Average s c a p y
1937 AL  3.52 (6th)
1938 AL  3.49 (5th)
1941 AL  2.37 (1st)
1945 AL  2.44 (5th)

Wins s c a p y
1939 AL  15 (6th)
1941 AL  22 (2nd)
1945 AL  15 (9th)

Win-Loss % s c a p y
1941 AL  .667 (5th)

Walks & Hits per IP s c a p y
1937 AL  1.314 (5th)
1938 AL  1.410 (9th)
1940 AL  1.224 (4th)
1941 AL  1.165 (1st)
1945 AL  1.244 (9th)

Hits per 9 IP s c a p y
1935 AL  8.917 (8th)
1940 AL  8.803 (9th)
1941 AL  7.731 (3rd)
1945 AL  8.199 (4th)

Bases On Balls per 9 IP s c a p y
1937 AL  2.638 (6th)
1939 AL  2.681 (4th)
1940 AL  2.211 (2nd)
1941 AL  2.757 (5th)

Strikeouts per 9 IP s c a p y
1935 AL  4.035 (7th)
1941 AL  3.896 (10th)
1945 AL  4.257 (6th)

Games Played s c a p y
1936 AL  43 (3rd)

Saves s c a p y
1936 AL  3 (6th)
1939 AL  3 (10th)

Innings Pitched s c a p y
1938 AL  245.3 (5th)
1939 AL  235.0 (4th)
1940 AL  228.0 (10th)
1941 AL  300.3 (2nd)

Strikeouts s c a p y
1941 AL  130 (3rd)
1945 AL  108 (5th)

Games Started s c a p y
1938 AL  30 (7th)
1939 AL  29 (7th)
1941 AL  34 (3rd)

Complete Games s c a p y
1938 AL  18 (6th)
1939 AL  15 (8th)
1940 AL  24 (2nd)
1941 AL  30 (1st)
1945 AL  19 (6th)
Career  155 (214th)

Shutouts s c a p y
1937 AL  2 (9th)
1939 AL  2 (4th)
1941 AL  3 (5th)

Home Runs s c a p y
1941 AL  18 (4th)

Bases on Balls s c a p y
1938 AL  94 (9th)
1941 AL  92 (10th)
1945 AL  76 (10th)
Career  838 (214th)

Hits s c a p y
1938 AL  252 (5th)
1939 AL  260 (4th)
1941 AL  258 (5th)

Strikeouts / Base On Balls s c a p y
1935 AL  1.141 (8th)
1937 AL  1.333 (7th)
1940 AL  1.554 (7th)
1941 AL  1.413 (4th)
1945 AL  1.421 (7th)

Home Runs per 9 IP s c a p y
1935 AL  0.299 (3rd)
1938 AL  0.440 (6th)
1940 AL  0.513 (4th)
1945 AL  0.276 (10th)

Losses s c a p y
1938 AL  12 (7th)
1940 AL  13 (10th)
1945 AL  12 (9th)

Earned Runs s c a p y
1939 AL  110 (7th)

Hit By Pitch s c a p y
1934 AL  3 (10th)
1935 AL  4 (6th)
1939 AL  3 (10th)
1941 AL  4 (7th)
1943 AL  4 (10th)
1945 AL  10 (1st)

Batters Faced s c a p y
1938 AL  1,074 (4th)
1939 AL  1,008 (5th)
1941 AL  1,224 (2nd)

Adjusted ERA+ s c a p y
1937 AL  132 (6th)
1938 AL  142 (2nd)
1940 AL  128 (10th)
1941 AL  174 (1st)
1945 AL  135 (6th)
Career  119 (132nd)

Fielding Independent Pitching s c a p y
1935 AL  3.84 (6th)
1937 AL  4.17 (9th)
1938 AL  4.12 (9th)
1940 AL  3.58 (3rd)
1941 AL  3.54 (8th)
1945 AL  3.12 (6th)

Adj. Pitching Runs s c a p y
1937 AL  26 (6th)
1938 AL  33 (2nd)
1940 AL  25 (8th)
1941 AL  56 (1st)
1945 AL  18 (7th)
Career  159 (123rd)

Adj. Pitching Wins s c a p y
1937 AL  2.5 (6th)
1938 AL  3.1 (3rd)
1940 AL  2.4 (8th)
1941 AL  5.9 (1st)
1945 AL  2.1 (7th)
Career  16.0 (127th)

Base-Out Runs Saved (RE24)s c a p y
1941 AL  15.80 (7th)

Win Probability Added (WPA)s c a p y
1941 AL  1.9 (6th)

Sit. Wins Saved (WPA/LI)s c a p y
1940 AL  1.1 (7th)

Base-Out Wins Saved (REW)s c a p y
1941 AL  1.6 (7th)

Def. Games as P s c a p y
1936 AL  43 (3rd)

Assists as P s c a p y
1938 AL  46 (4th)
1939 AL  45 (2nd)
1941 AL  52 (3rd)

Errors Committed as P s c a p y
1938 AL  5 (2nd)
1940 AL  4 (1st)
1941 AL  5 (2nd)
1943 AL  3 (5th)

Range Factor/9Inn as Ps c a p y
1935 AL  2.59 (4th)

Range Factor/Game as P s c a p y
1939 AL  1.55 (5th)

Oldest s c a p y
1946 AL  born 1906-09-13 (9th)
1947 AL  born 1906-09-13 (6th)
1948 NL  born 1906-09-13 (2nd)

                           

Statistics like WPA, REW and RE24 are computed from play-by-play data which is only complete from 1974 to the present. From 1938-1973, the data is incomplete, though for most seasons only less than 20 games per season total are missing. Please see our page on data coverage for a full view of the data used to create these leaderboards.

Hall Of Fame Statistics

Player rank in (·)

Black InkPitching - 6 (383), Average HOFer ≈ 40
Gray InkPitching - 90 (259), Average HOFer ≈ 185
Hall of Fame MonitorPitching - 20 (645), Likely HOFer ≈ 100
Hall of Fame StandardsPitching - 9 (970), Average HOFer ≈ 50
JAWS Starting Pitcher (198th), 34.8 career WAR/34.4 7yr-peak WAR/34.6 JAWS
Average HOF P (out of 59) = 73.4 career WAR/50.2 7yr-peak WAR/61.8 JAWS

Transactions

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Salaries

Salaries may not be complete (especially pre-1985) and may not include some earned bonuses
Year Age Team Salary ServTm(OpnDay) Sources Notes/Other Sources
1933 26 Cleveland Indians $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1934 27 Cleveland Indians $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1935 28 Cleveland Indians $3,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1936 29 Cleveland Indians $5,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1937 30 Chicago White Sox $5,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1938 31 Chicago White Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1939 32 Chicago White Sox $10,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1940 33 Chicago White Sox $10,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1941 34 Chicago White Sox $9,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1942 35 Chicago White Sox $15,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1943 36 Chicago White Sox $8,500 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1944 37 Chicago White Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
1945 38 Chicago White Sox $7,000 ? Michael Haupert research of HOF contracts
Career to date (may be incomplete)$95,500
Primary salary Data (about) courtesy Doug Pappas, and the Society for American Baseball Research.
Additional 1915-1969 salaries researched via Baseball Hall of Fame contract archives by Dr. Michael Haupert of UW-LaCrosse.
Salaries for mid-season call-ups or traded players may not be shown.
Salaries converted to alternate years using Consumer Price Index (CPI) data courtesy of the Minneapolis Federal Reserve Board.

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Player Page Tricks and Tips

Sum any set of rows by clicking anywhere (not red or blue) on the first and last rows of your selection. We will then compute the totals for the player between and including those two seasons.
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Summation of season totals only works for the initial case when the table is in year order. On a sorted table the results may get a bit goofy.

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